computational linguistics

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computational linguistics

The science of the structure of human language as applied to the computer. The terms "computational linguistics" and "natural language processing" are often assumed to be synonymous; however, the former refers more to the science, and the latter more to its actual use in the field. See natural language query and voice recognition.
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The 15 articles here are updated versions of presentations there, and cover the contribution of semantics and psycholinguistics to understanding the law, the contribution of phonetics and text and corpus linguistics to identifying the criminal, the contribution of computer linguistics and artificial intelligence to organize the legal system, and the contribution of translation studies to multi-lingualism and the law.
Among the relatively new fields covered by the congress are the brain and language, computer linguistics, sociolinguistics, law and language, and ecolinguistics.
The course has been designed for those who possess basic knowledge of this field, at the junction of computer linguistics and artificial intelligence, and are interested in the processing of natural languages and how different technologies work, such as automatic translations, auto-correct on a computer or phone, and chat bots.

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